14 days in Minneapolis, Colorado & Fremont Itinerary

14 days in Minneapolis, Colorado & Fremont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Drive to Eagle County Regional Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Fremont
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Fremont
— 2 nights
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip itinerary builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Minneapolis is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. In December, Minneapolis is much colder than Singapore - with highs of -2°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 8th (Wed), walk around Garden of the Gods and then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around -9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then gain some tasty knowledge on Laws Whiskey House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Prost Brewery Co & Biergarten. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Shirt Brewing.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver trip maker.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Denver

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Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 12th (Sun), stroll around Carter Park, then make a trip to Main Street, and then look for gifts at Breckenridge Hat Company.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge attractions planner.

You can drive from Denver to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In December, Breckenridge is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping · Parks
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Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fremont.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Fremont

— 2 nights
Fremont is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and then stroll through Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Creek Nature Center, take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fremont sightseeing planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glenwood Springs to Fremont. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glenwood Springs to Fremont due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in December, things will get much warmer in Fremont: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fremont

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.